Mohammadhadi Hajilou, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Shiley School of Engineering

Mohammadhadi Hajilou

Before joining the University of Portland, Mohammadhadi (Hadi) Hajilou was a postdoctoral scholar at the Berkeley Fire Research Laboratory at the University of California, Berkeley. He has held postdoctoral positions at the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as Missouri University of Science and Technology where he also served as a lecturer for the course on heat transfer. He obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Wyoming in 2019, and his M.S. and B.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from the Iran University of Science and Technology and the University of Kashan in Iran, respectively. His research interests span the utilization of combustion for clean energy generation, fire safety and emissions, as well as carbon capture and recycling. His recent research work has focused on understanding the roots of wildfires in the U.S. and around the world, as well as characterizing emissions from in-situ burning of crude oil spills in open waters. Hadi loves teaching and helping others and strives to convey his excitement for mechanical engineering to his students in the classroom and prepare them to pursue their scholarly or professional career dreams. Additionally, Hadi is a soccer fan, has a black belt in Kung Fu, and enjoys hiking, swimming, road trips, and cooking.